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Finn’s Economy Rate Masks Broader Issues [12 June, 2011]

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Jimmy Anderson looks set to return to the England side for the Third Test against Sri Lanka next week. The general consensus is that it will be at the expense of Steven Finn, so SportingBlogs dives a little deeper…

To the Victor, the Spoils (but with a Pinch of Salt): England’s Success Down Under… [10 January, 2011]

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After the conclusion of the fifth test – another English victory by over an innings – we struggled to find something new to say on the events that had not already been said with regards to previous games. So we instead take a peek at the result in the context of the series as a whole, and place that in the context of Australian weaknesses, suggesting England should temper their celebrations until they beat opposition of genuine note…

End of an Era: Ponting’s Demise and England’s Rise… [31 December, 2010]

https://sportingblogs.wordpress.com/2010/12/31/end-of-an-era-ponting%E2%80%99s-demise-and-england%E2%80%99s-rise/

We take a look at the fall-out from the MCG test where England successfully retained the Ashes, and whilst Andrew Strauss deservedly garners much acclaim, his opposite number has come in for significant amounts of scathing criticism. SportingBlogs focuses on the seeming demise of Australian cricket and their legendary batting captain Ricky Ponting…

Australia Rampant, England Frail: Perth Gives a Flashback to the Days of Old [23 December, 2010]

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We take a look at the third test in Perth, and how this Ashes series was turned on its head…

England’s Perfect Adelaide Victory: Australian Woes Continue… [09 December, 2010]

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With their Tuesday morning victory in Adelaide, the England cricket team confirmed what we have all been suspecting – that the tourists are flying, whilst their hosts are on the ropes. SportingBlogs takes a look at the differences between the two sides, the factors surrounding this victory and what it might mean for the rest of the series…

The Poms Down Under: The Warm-Up Games Review… [22 November, 2010]

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Since arriving in Oz a couple of weeks back, England have been afforded three first class warm-up games against a good standard of opposition as the players seek to find form and get used to Australian conditions. With the first test of the eagerly-awaited Ashes series beginning in a couple of days time, SportingBlogs has compiled a snapshot review of how the tourists fared in their three warm-up matches…

Ashes 2010: England’s Cause for Optimism? [08 October, 2010]

https://sportingblogs.wordpress.com/2010/10/08/ashes-2010-englands-cause-for-optimism/

This winter England travel Down Under hoping to retain the Ashes and win their first series in Australia since the 1986/87 tour. The current England team has enjoyed plenty of success recently and consequently has taken on a decidedly optimistic aura, with the players having every right to feel confident about their chances this winter. SportingBlogs takes a look at the build up to the tour and several of the factors that might contribute to what would be a momentous English success.

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